Moving to Action

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By Elliot King

The first step in a data quality program is to assess your data. Whether you opt for data profiling or some other assessment mechanism, this part of the process consists of systematically identifying exactly where the problems can be found in your data sets.
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Inferred Knowledge and Customer Intelligence through Matching and Linkage

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By David Loshin

What I have found to be the most interesting byproduct of record linkage is the ability to infer explicit facts about individuals that are obfuscated as a result of distribution of data. As an example, consider these records, taken from different data sets:

A:

David
Loshin
301-754-6350
1163 Kersey Rd
Silver Spring
MD
20902

B:
Knowledge Integrity, Inc
1163 Kersey Rd
Silver Spring
MD
20902

C:
H David
Lotion
1163 Kersey Rd
Silver Spring
MD
20902

D:
Knowledge Integrity, Inc.

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Record Linkage and Data Enhancement

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By David Loshin

In my last two posts we looked at the distribution of information about entities and the use of record linkage to find corresponding data records in different data sets that can be linked together. Record linkage can be used for a number of processes that we bundle under the concept of “data enhancement,” which we’ll use to describe any methods for

improving the value and usefulness of information.… Read More

Increasing Data Utility and Gaining Business Value from Data Enhancement

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By David Loshin

  Most business applications are originally designed to serve a specific purpose, and
  consequently, the amount of data either collected or created by any specific application is
  typically just enough to get the specific job done. In this case, the data is utilized for the
  specific intent, and we’d say that the “degree of utility” is limited to that single business application.… Read More